Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vacationing with a 1 Year Old.....

So things have been pretty quiet here on Momma Drama! That's because this past week we were on vacation... so I limited my blogging activity. This was a much needed vacation... but now I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation.....

Every summer we spend a week in Cape May, NJ. Last summer we went with our newborn.... but we brought my parents. Ahhh, that was key! We were able to go out to a couple of nice dinners and spend some time at the beach while our little one stayed with Grandma and Grandpa.

Well this summer we went... just the three of us. We decided to do a hotel instead of renting a house because then you don't have to lug sheets and towels and all that stuff. So we thought we would be traveling much lighter.... WRONG! By the time we got the pack n play, stroller, play yard, sun dome, pool float, beach toys and her bag of adorable outfits in the car there was no room for all my shoes! So I sacrificed and only brought three pairs of shoes.

Well, we survived the vacation and really had a nice time. But it was definitely a different experience. We didn't get much relaxing in as we were "on duty" all the time. Even at lunch and dinner my food often got cold as I cut up hers and got her settled. I guess I have to get used to this new life style! But I wouldn't change a thing because she had so much fun splashing in the pool and playing in the sand!!

So here is my next goal. I would LOVE to fly to Florida to see my grandparents. They have only met my daughter once because they came to us. But they're in their 80's so coming to us isn't very easy for them. Does anyone have any tips on traveling with a 1 year old on planes? What are the must bring and the "you think you need but you don't" items??


**I will be back full force this week with all new reviews and giveaways! But don't forget all the Birthday Celebration Giveaways are ending this weekend!!!**

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

So cute! I love the little Minnie Mouse swimsuit!

Oka said...

My number one piece of advice. DON"T STRESS. She will pick up on it an react to it.

Plan out your vacation/trip, but don't over react to the hiccups that usually occur. Go with it or adjust calmly. She will read your moods and behavior and respond accordingly.

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad you got a vacation. Now I need to take one too. She is adorable.

Lara said...

Thanks ladies!!